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Is Diverticulitis Becoming a Younger Population Disease: A Case report on Large Pelvic Abscess as a Result of Diverticulitis in a Patient with a High BMI

Aleksandar Resanovic1*, Vladimir Resanovic2, Miroslav Djordjevic1, Mazen Arafeh3 and Milan Gojgic1

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000195

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    • 1Clinical Hospital Center Bezanijska Kosa, Republic of Serbia, Belgrade
    • 2Emergency Center, Clinical Center of Serbia, Republic of Serbia, Belgrade
    • 3Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation, Dubai, UAE

    *Corresponding author: Aleksandar Resanovic, Clinical Hospital Center Bezanijska Kosa, Republic of Serbia, Hercegovacka 52b Street, Belgrade 11080

Received: July 07, 2017;   Published: July 18, 2017

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Diverticular disease is still a very significant disease in the modern world, affecting 20 to 60% of the population. Acute diverticulitis will develop in 25% patients with diverticular disease. The prevalence in the western world is on a constant rise, with a significant increase in the incidence of diverticulitis in the younger population. Approximately around 20% of patients in western population with acute diverticulitis are under the age of 50. The patient was admitted to our emergency department, and after preoperative management, she was surgically treated for a massive pelvic abscess, and intestinal obstruction, caused by a complication of acute diverticulitis. Initially, drainage of pus and a colostomy was performed. After 12 weeks of follow-up, that included a colonoscopy, and a contrast CT, an elective left hemicolectomy was made, with a colo-rectal end-to-end anastomosis. The patient was released from hospital on the 7th postoperative day.

Keywords: Acute Diverticulitis, Pelvic Abscess; Younger Patient

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